Friday, February 1, 2013

NAPSG Wildland MapSAR Training in Bellevue, Washington

NAPSG Wildland MapSAR Training in Bellevue, Washington
Registration is now open to participate in a free training session.
Saturday April 6, 2013 -to- Sunday April 7, 2013 

Participants will learn how to use the free MapSAR tool with Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop product. The product and training session are designed for individuals with limited or no GIS experience.
GIS has proven to be beneficial when mapping emergency incidents. This class will teach you how to create search segments (probability areas), draw search assignments and print maps for field crews and the incident command post. You will also learn how to track incident activities like clues, field team status, debriefing information and GPS track logs.
This is a hands-on training class: computers, textbooks, reference manuals and software will be provided for up to 50 students.
NAPSG and Esri will be sponsoring the event.
NAPSG is the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS. This is their mission, "To support the public safety and homeland security communities in the advancement of data interoperability and information sharing, through geospatial technology, in support of local and national emergency preparedness".